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Old 08-13-07, 11:37 PM
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new music?

where do you guys go to hear/learn abut new music? most radio stations only play the same group of 15 songs over and over with a few older songs mixed in... dont own satellite radio, either. just curious where people hear about new bands and songs since most music threads mention groups/songs i have never heard of
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it depends on what you listen to...but I mainly listen to indie type of music and hear a lot of new bands I like on
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never the radio.
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Listen online, playlist including links to Amazon... awesome but dangerous for the wallet.
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I never listen to the radio if I can help it. I haven't since 1989 (year I graduated high school). Over the years I've discovered new music through:

-internet forums I trust with people can relate to (like here for example)
-magazine reviews, or other articles that catch my eye in music magazines
-internet reviews (popmatters, stylus, pitchfork, onion A/V club, metacritic)
-finding out what my favorite bands were influenced by
-finding out what my favorite bands currently listen to user reviews and other recommendations (based on what I've bought, or just following the 'similar items' links, or user lists) and other cool online radio sites
-browsing record stores and taking a chance or two on stuff that catches my eye
-trying a new genre I haven't listened to before and starting with some of the most respected artists of that area

Now days, I'm in the habit of checking youtube, myspace and/or official band sites before buying stuff I might be interested in.
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For me and my taste of music (death metal/metalcore) its either Headbangers ball or Liquid metal on xm or going to record and tape traders and checking out the new release wall.
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Links on band websites.
Thank you's on cd liner notes.
Band forums.

I hadn't listened to the radio in several years until last week. I couldn't remember my favorite radio station frequency, so I gave up.
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My recommendation is check out The Onion's AVClub music reviews. Most of their reviews now have a song to preview, so if I like the one song, I'll usually check out a few more reviews and then possibly hunt it down.

Plus, the AVClub's reviews tend to be relatively short (some as short as a paragraph or two), easy to read and not "holier than thou" (unlike pitchfork's).

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fourms and on amazon, checking the new or soon to be new releases and playing the samples
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I tend to put a lot of blind faith in the music reviews from The Week Magazine. Pretty much everything they give four stars I have enjoyed. This has led me to lots of different music I normally would have never known about. Here is a link to their archive:
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Originally Posted by Artman

Listen online, playlist including links to Amazon... awesome but dangerous for the wallet.

11 channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting from San Francisco.
I suggest you listen to SOMA's Indie Pop Rocks channel
Old 08-15-07, 10:35 AM
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All Music Guide (and its weekly e-mail)
This board

Print magazines:
Entertainment Weekly

NPR All Songs Considered
NY Times Music Popcast
NPR Music
Relevant magazine podcast
Sound Opinions (excellent)

I'll try to find out more about songs used in TV shows and movies that I watch. Even commercials are pretty hip with the music they use these days.

And Sirius when I ride in my friend's car. Love the Outlaw Country station.
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In middle school, MTV.

When I was in high school, through Rolling Stone and Spin. In college, through friends. I'm still friends with a lot of those people and we still send each other tips on new bands, etc.

Now, for new music, I like Pitchfork and especially Pop Matters which takes a much wider view of music (reviewing Soulive for example). I also regularly check out the UK charts as what is popular in the UK (in rock, not pop) is usually better than what's popular in the US.

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